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Lachesilla sulcata Garcia Aldrete - Lachesilla sulcata - female

Lachesilla sulcata Garcia Aldrete - Lachesilla sulcata - Female
Welder Wildlife Refuge, San Patricio County, Texas, USA
April 26, 2011
Size: 2.0 mm
Caught sweeping native grasses. I could not key this one even though I prepared a permanent slide of the genitalia, etc. I sent a drawing made with my drawing tube to Mockford and this was his comment: "I finally identified the other Lachesilla from Welder--the one that you had made a slide of. It is L. sulcata Garcia Aldrete. It would be impossible to key females of it with my book because I had keyed to the species group on male characters, alone."

Moved from patzunensis group.

Moved from Lachesilla sulcata.

Moved from Lachesilla.

This species should be placed..
in the Sclera Group according to Alfonso N. Garcia & Edward L. Mockford, The male Lachesilla sulcata and a reappraisal of the Species Group Patzuensis, BioOne 113(4): 427-425, 2011.